Carl Sanders, President of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, has been re-appointed to serve on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Peanut Standards Board through June 2021. He was appointed by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Recommendations developed by the Peanut Standards Board have played an important part in the production and marketing of peanuts in the United States,” said Perdue in the USDA’s press release on December 3, 2018.
The USDA consults with the Peanut Standards Board on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts.
“I am honored to represent Alabama peanut growers on the Peanut Standards Board,” Sanders says. “It is important for growers to have a voice in any changes to the grading of peanuts. We were fortunate to get the Seg. 2 level raised to three percent this past year. This allows growers more opportunity to market their crops.”
For more information about the Peanut Standards Board, visit www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/facas-advisory-councils/peanut-board.